Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destinationPersistence is the engine, common sense is the steering wheel, belief is the key. We need all 3 to get to our destinations.Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destination3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now let's get painting!!
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Arrietty is an evil movie, apparently...A few months back Fox News went after The Muppets for "promoting the liberal agenda" (whatever the **** that means this week). Miss Piggy got back at them with a scathing remark during an interview shortly after the controversy and we all had a laugh at Fox's expense. Well... Fox is at it again...Arrietty is an evil movie, apparently...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time they're going after Studio Ghibli's "The Secret World of Arrietty" and accusing, once again, that liberal Hollywood's agenda is corrupting children and turning them into "occu-toddlers." They also turned their sights on the new adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. They claim that both movies "demonize the 1%" and that people "offended" by these movies should fight back by... littering. Don't believe me? Watch the video and get ready to facepalm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuFcWkFJZgk
Now I can understand (barely) how a conservative could possibly have an issue with The Lorax since it deals with criticizing the logging industry and promoting the dangers of excessive defore
If you don't accept criticism, you won't improveThis statement is, to be blunt, incredibly stupid. I see it repeated around DevianART and, as bad as it is hearing it from the general public, I have to laugh uproarously when I see it coming from an artist. I usually try to be more diplomatic, but sometimes my inner Snape just can't be contained.If you don't accept criticism, you won't improve3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the reality of the situation. A person who is building a set of skills can improve without feedback of any kind. Through trial and error, a human being can identify their own mistakes and, with honest work, rectify those mistakes. To say that this is not possible is so counter to reality as to be absurd. I could give thousands of examples but I'll just say this: if it were not for an individual's ability to invent skills from within themselves we would have absolutely no skills to pass on to other people.
Is this a good reason to reject any kind of negative criticism or criticism in general? Does this mean that criticism is useless? Absolutely not. This
Digitally Delicious: February 26thstrange forest by velespainterDigitally Delicious: February 26th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloaked in Cold by Herck
Silence Sonata by 6kart
Goddess of Love Stage 4 by mictones
DDatTL Promo 003 by TangoCharlieESQ
Windqueen by XiaoBotong
: Bro' , Sis' and Mrs Peanut : by lehuss
The Play by Lady-Werewolf
Storm approaching by mad-jojo
forest spirits by leere42
Emerging unharmed by LordDoomhammer
Charlize Theron in Snow White by AaronGriffinArt
Inside my Heart by Linzu Inside my Heart by Linzu
Water Goddess reg by Toru-meow Water Goddess reg by Toru-meow
HER, HIM, OURSELVES by marcocasalvieri HER, HIM, OURSELVES by marcocasalvieri
things understanding by ellrano things understanding by ellrano
Let's get FROZENLet's add some mood music to this feature! :'DLet's get FROZEN1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I've been wanting to do a frozen feature for a LOOONG time now and here it is. c: (Sorry for so much Elsa, she seems to be the most popular!
And now I present thee with the feature! Enjoy~
The Snow Queen! by snarkiesAnna by briannacherrygarcia
Frozen: Elsa by GeddyKay
Elsa by SulaMoon[ Frozen ] Elsa by setsuna1111
Frozen by Kate-FoX
Winter Spell by KadaneAnna by ryky
Elsa by SerWetka
Elsa by Gabyhi
ARKs: Kindness Quilt Contest! Winner! Acts of Random Kindness ContestARKs: Kindness Quilt Contest! Winner!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What are Acts of Random Kindness?
What is a Kindness Quilt?
Please see the prizes you will be receiving at the bottom of this journal.
Unfortunately, even with a month-long extension, most participants were unable to finish their quilts. With that issue, does anyone have any suggestions for how we should approach or run the next Kindness Quilt Contest?
The Contest Specifics
Start date: November 1
End date: December 31
Quilts accepted: After October 15
Gallery: ARK Quilt 2012
Category: Community Projects / Projects & Clubs / The Ki
JANUARY: ART FEATURESThese are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the month of January. Check them out and give them love!JANUARY: ART FEATURES1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
And please this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
Contest Entry: Anime and Video games by 0w0b
Yellow-Chan by pakoochan Commission: Telliot Fatehart by NeviNakuta
FeaturesFeatures Time^^Features3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Autumnal Qilin by KatePfeilschiefter
Dragon by ArisT0te
Infection by evelmiina
The Ancient Elements of Harmony by Ziom05
Autumn Princess by Lupinicious
Siesta by NadiavanderDonk
Just the Two of Us by DolphyDolphiana
Big Top by SuicideBySafetyPin
Siren's Stare by sanguisGelidus
Bubbles Upon Bubbles by wolfepaw
When there is no autumn, just make it by woxys
Project Educate: An Interview with EliseEnchantedProject Educate: An Interview With EliseEnchantedProject Educate: An Interview with EliseEnchanted3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EliseEnchanted has one of those galleries that is breath-takingly beautiful. Her work spans several genres and many categories here on deviantART but she is well known for her stunning and colourful macros. I was lucky enough to catch her for an interview some time ago and here are the results…
1) If you could bring one deceased legendary artist back to the current time, who would it be and why them?
I can't really think of one. I think I want to bring them all back alive because I think I could learn from all of them.
2) Who or what inspired you to take on the art form that you focus in?
One day I was walking home from work and I saw this amazing sunset, with beautiful light rays. And I was thinking: if only I could capture this moment to show it to others. That's where I decided I wanted to be in photography. I bought a camera 2 months after
Orcs of MaineEveryone's used to politicians badmouthing each other and highlighting flaws in their opponents to try and belittle them in front of the eyes of the public.Orcs of Maine3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my little corner of the world, things like fraud and corruption regularly bubble to the surface, usually by way of the media. The police investigate and the offending politician is, more often than not, destroyed. Possibly literally, as they're not usually heard from again, but more likely because the parties distance themselves from the offending moron, who was stupid enough to misbehave while the public gaze was upon them.
The parties use incidents like that to discredit their rivals and question their abilities to govern.
Occasionally an irrelevant element of a politician's personal life will crop up as the focus of a jibe, but it's never seen as anything more than that. Using, say, a harmless hobby to try and smear someone in Parliament would be seen as monumentally petty.
"Petty" is not a word American politicians seem to h
CONTEST [CLOSED][[[ UPDATE: RESULTS ARE HERE - http://misselysium.deviantart.com/journal/CONTEST-RESULTS-403906201 ]]]CONTEST [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU! Thanks to everyone that has entered, but I'm afraid the contest is closed now, so if you didn't make it in time, I'm so sorry!
I have received so many amazing entries that I have no idea how I'll pick a top three! It's gonna be tough, but I'll get on it ASAP, and aim to reveal the results by tomorrow (Sep 29th) at the latest!
Good luck everyone, and by giving such great entries has made my birthday amazing!
I will replace my drawing of Chari on my profile with a version with the winning outfit, so the winner will be featured on my profile too!
I may also add a few runner up prizes, because oh my, I love so many of these entries! It won't be much, but maybe like 100pts for a few people
So yeah, I'll get onto commenting on your entries soon, and will try and figure out my top three. Definitely gonna be hard, but look out for a journal with the results on soon!
Thank you, watchers - a feature.This is for you, my dears.Thank you, watchers - a feature.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some days ago I asked you to pick your 5 best pictures. I chose one or more to feature here.
Missing you by WeirdNight
A little bit Sun on Earth by Wnison Black Ant by karz09
Stillness by stellar-happiness Golden by Blubdi-Photography
:thumb272627783: Dreaming of Building a New World by anneclaires
Ring of O by FeliDae84 Peace of Mind by FeliDae84
Time by FeliDae84 under the sea by mj-magic
the sun shines for you by mj-magic Red Heaven by HappyRaindrop
Golden Souls by larisa8 Kestrel by HappyRaindrop
:thumb271273878: Love leaf by PoppyHunter
Staring at the moon by SweetGirl1401 To tame a land by Tap-Photo-and-Co
Pikachu Paper Lantern by xhogyokux Konagua cries by Lupilstinskin
Missing by Iscarioth21 Gentle by Iscarioth21
Wintersun by LaManie Day 44 by ErinBird
Ferris wheel Reflection by PoppyHunter Splash by anneclaires
:thumb283692492: Top of the mountain. by Blubdi-Photography
Tropfen 12 by Blubdi-Photography Mountain clouds by PoppyHunter
Mountain shine by PoppyHunter Till you reach there by Lookingthroughlenses
Bathing in sunshine by wind-princess Soft by wind-princess
Artistic focus by WeirdNight Take me to you. by mylittlebluesky
Abandon by phydeau Jellyfish by Skyangel280
COMMISSIONS [CLOSED]Re-open Date: [to be announced]COMMISSIONS [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
my apologies. I'll give a more solid re-open date later on!
but thank you to those who are interested!
If you have any questions about my commission service, feel free to NOTE ME about it.
*Prices will be up later on towards the time.
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
"Really liked the different perspective/point of view, made it stand out from the rest of the entries. Very unique idea that was well thought out. The various layers and colors of the fall trees captures how close a harvest moon appears to be just within reach."
$2,500 USD6,000 deviantART PointsA trip to attend a deviantMEET in either Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, USA on March 16, 2013dA PRO Digital Artist BackpackA Print of your choice from
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Common Misconceptions: Traditional Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
Seems I'm the kind of pony everypony should know.Twice in the past week I've had someone ask me about what sort of voodoo magic I used to become popular on Deviantart. So fine, I will tell you my exact strategy for this. Nevermind that I am not popular.Seems I'm the kind of pony everypony should know.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Step one: Figure out what is important in life.
For example, in the important column I have things like "my job" and "my family". In the unimportant column I have "how popular I am on deviantart".
Seriously. The number of fucks I give about pageviews is so low that I have them turned off. It's under settings somewhere. I forget exactly because I turned them off the moment they announced that as an option and never turned them back on. As such I have absolutely no idea how many pageviews or watchers I have. I cannot see them, for myself or anyone.
Note that this is not an invitation for you to tell me how many pageviews or watchers I have. I DON'T CARE.
Step two: Make art. And try to make good things.
I don't post much unfinished stuff to my main gallery and when I do I move
30 Day Pokedex ChallengeI've decided to do the 30 day pokedex challenge! wish me luck30 Day Pokedex Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
30 DAYS POKEDEX CHALLENGE
DAY 01 : NORMAL
DAY 02 : FIGHT
DAY 03 : FLYING
DAY 04 : POISON
DAY 05 : GROUND
DAY 06 : ROCK
DAY 07 : BUG
DAY 08 : GHOST
DAY 09 : STEEL
DAY 10 : FIRE
DAY 11 : WATER
DAY 12 : GRASS
DAY 13 : ELECTRIC
DAY 14 : PSYCHIC
DAY 15 : ICE
DAY 16 : DRAGON
DAY 17 : DARK
DAY 18 : FAVORITE BIRD
DAY 19 : FAVORITE LEGENDARY "DOG"
DAY 20 : FAVORITE BABY POKEMON
DAY 21 : FAVORITE IN-BATTLE PKMN
OCT 101 (2012) EDITDisclaimer: this is not a personal attack against any OCT's, oct admins, or conduct of oct admin teams in general. These are observations, thoughts, and tips that I felt should be taken into consideration when one decides they want to run an OCT in hopes that it makes things a little easier for people.OCT 101 (2012) EDIT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FURTHER DISCLAIMER: every oct is different, someone doing things differently from the norm is not bad. These are all merely tools and guidelines meant to help. I've heard a lot about personal attacks being made using both my posts about OCT's as a way of bullying and pushing around the admins of other Tournament groups, and I do not condone it in the slightest. I'd like to apologize for anyone that has had that done to them.
For those who need more information!
"What is an OCT? An OCT, or 'original comic tournament'/'original character tournament' is a sort of contest in which an artist enters a character.
That character is paired off against another artist's charact
ProjectPorkchop Vol76ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol763 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bea and Arthur cover by Zondrak meow, man by Zondrak
Black Swan by ljayb Lydia Hearst, Rainbow Hair by ljayb Eliza Doolittle by ljayb Give Me Love. by ljayb
:thumb270640269: Windswept by graphiteimage Border Collie by graphiteimage Jaguar Cub by graphiteimage
Art FearTLDR: You have to give yourself permission to suck.Art Fear2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wrote up a new blog post about the Pokemon stuff I've been doing and grappling with paralyzing art-fear:
I'll probably post some of the pokemans around here soon!
Contest Time: win a wacom tablet! (prizes added)"Contest time is here again, woohooContest Time: win a wacom tablet! (prizes added)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do you want to win a tablet Wacom Bamboo?"
Yes, I'm having a drawing contest and first prize will be a Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch CTH 460 tablet (second hand but fine,still had guarantee in fact when I got it and used it like 2 times so..), there are also premiums, points, features, etc etc to win. If you already have a tablet but know of someone that would love it, you can enter on their behalf. The tablet will be shipped WORLDWIDE.
(quick explanation: I am visually impaired. A friend of mine gave me her tablet since she had a better one hoping I would somehow manage it even with my wonky eyes. Well I couldn't so if it interest someone..)
And now you wonder, what kind of contest?
(voice of Evan mc Gregor in Moulin Rouge)
"The contest is about... love."
You will find more details in the journal here but the theme is quite simple:
"What would my Ocs and your Ocs (or any other charas)
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #60:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #604 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature!
Please this News Article to help these artists get more exposure!
To participate, please follow the link to the group blog: http://realm-of-fantasy.deviantart.com/journal/Give-a-Feature-Get-a-Feature-60-263330340
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure? Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. Not only in a group blog, but in a deviantART News as well. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature" will be posted each Week, and the first 25 suggestions will be featured so better be quick!
New DA commission Widget...► The New DA commission Widget... and things you should know about it.New DA commission Widget...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As word of the new commission Widget spreads, so dose the thousands of questions that follow. As with the very popular DA point system I seem to get asked daily because of the point calculator app I created, questions like "Can I transfer points into cash?", "Can I write a mail order to DA to get points?" I can see this becoming another one of those things I should be in the know about. So here is what I've deduced after doing a bit of research on the new widget. Keep in mind I'm using usd based pricing in this journal.
► What is the commission Widget?
Its been around for about a month now, available to premium and beta tester users. DA just announced the feature today however here: http://fav.me/d5r2b2q It can be found in the misc. folder in your edit page widgets interface.
Its basically a service which someone goes to your page, sees this new fancy interface commission widget and
Commissions Kiriban raceHI everyoneCommissions Kiriban race1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Its my first Kiriban race
I hope everyone involved
the Kiriban at 15.000 pageview
send me a screen shot of my page when I hit that pageview number be 15.000 or comment on my profile
The winner will receive illustration for any Anime characters ( your choice ) by your cartoon face
when you won just send for me you picture
or if you want just fanart for your favorite character
Like this , I made it for someone love kenshin
Good luck minna ^0^